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Johnny Ficzeltop created a sensation
in an Austin school by reading the fol
"The disobedience of parents is often
the source of a great deal of uneasiness to
the offsprings. Men who commit the
darkest crimes generally begin by being
disobedient to their children.
"Disobedient parents are often the
result of indulgent children, who intend
it for the good of their progenitors, but
are aware -too late, that it is not benefi
cient. Of course, parents have their
privilegee, and do not relish having
them interfered with, but it is the duty
of everv conscientious child to see that
they do not assume too much authority.
Parents are naturally presuming, unless
they are checked up once in a while.
How often do we see a home where there
is no peace, no harmony, and no love?
The indulgent kid allows not only his
parents, but his grand-parents, and rela
tives who may be in the house, to have
their own way, and follow thes dictates
of their own foolish desires. The child
who fails to keep a tight rein on the
reckless parent is sooner er later sure to
have hiB gray hairs, if he lives long
enough, brought down in sorrow to the
cemetry. Parents who obey their child
ran are the first to obey their Heavenly
Father. What a wise- old age it is
'bring up a parent in the way he should
go, and when he is old he will depart
from it.' Obedient and good parents
make useful men and women, when
they grow up."
HER FAVORITE BALL PLAYER.
Henry's talk, as usual, was confined
entirelv to base ball. Nellie had not
usually shown much interest in this
subject, but this evening she evinced
great animation. "Which player do you
like best?" she asked. Henry replied:
"The pitcher, by all means; don't you?"
"No, Henry," said Nellie, with a sugges
tive yawn; "I prefer the shortstop."
The answer came so sudden that before
Henry recovered his presence of mind
he was out in the street, with his hat
crowded over his throbing temples, and
walking at the rate of fifty laps an hour.
THE HORRORS OF WAR.
Mr. Anglo Manyer If England had
gone to war with WussiaMiss Wose
leaf, I twemble to think what the con
sequences might have been,
Miss Roseleaf Indeed?
Mr. Anglo Manyer Yes. Soldier
coats might have got to be the style in
London, don't you know? and wed goes
bo howwibly with my complexion.
AN IMPOSING WOMAN.
Several gentlemen were standing
about the door of a swell reception when
a very fine looking lady passed down
"By jove," said one, "that's a magnifi
cent looking woman."
"Very imposing, indeed," said anoth
er. "You bet she is," said a third; I
know, for I've been her husband for
SHE 'WANTED TO BE AN ANGEL.
A pretty, well dressed little child waB
standing on the front steps of her father's
house last evening, singing "I want to be
an angel, and with the angels stand,"
when a ragged street arab passed by.
"Look here, young 'un," he said, "do you
know you've got to die and be buried be
fore you can be an angel?" The child's
countenance fell for a moment; but quick
ly recovering herself she answered: "I
don't care, anyhow. I want to be an
angel;" and she continued her song.
GREAT DEMAND, BUT NOT COMMON.
"Are checks fashionable now?" asked a
highly-dressed dude of his tailor as he
looked over his goods. "I don't believe
they are, sir," was the reply, "for I
have'nt seen any of them around lately."
He looked so hard at the young man
when he said it that it caused an absence
in the shop very rapidly.
A LATJDABLE AMBITION.
New York Sun.
"Bobby," said the minister at the din
ner table, "what do you expect to do
when vou grow up?"
"in oe a minister, i minK.
"That's a laudable ambition, indeed,
Bobby. Do you think you will like to
be a minister?"
"Oh, yes," Hobby replied. "Pa says
you've got the softest job in town."
"Congratulate me," cheerily exclaimed
Mr. Brenty to old man Jenks, coming
into his office one morning.
"What for?" asked the old man testily.
"I was married last week."
"Second time, I believe."
"Well, well,some men never will learn
anything, it seems to me. I'm sorry for
AN ABLE FINANCIER.
"Wall Street News.
"The first thing to be done," said the
new president of an Ohio railroad, as he
hung up his hat, "is to ascertain the
amount of our indebtedness." "Here arc
the figures, sir," answered the secretary.
"We owe about $1,500,000." "Exactly;
and the next step is to issue stock enough
to cover it. There no more need of a
railroad having a debt hanging over it
than there is of employes being paid
once a month."
PRESERVING ONE S HEALTH.
Kew York Sun.
Physician (to patient) You should
take two grains of quinine every hour or
Patient Great Scott! doctor, isn't that
Physician No. Take it in a little
Patient All right Two grains every
how often did you eay?
Physician Every hour of half-hour.
Patient All right,doctor. Two grains
Impermeable floors are now regarded
as indispensable in houses constructed
on hygienic principles. They must be soJ
treated that the wood cannot absorb
moisture; rough places must be made
nooth, and such cracks or depressions
as give rise to the smallest accumula
ticns of dust are not permissible.
Items of Interest Concerning Tnem.
The Presbyterian and Lutheran
churches of Peabody now hold Union
Nickerson, Keno county, has three
churchep, Baptist,Methodist and Congre
gationalist. A few Sabbaths ago the new Congre
gational church at Oneida, Pottawatomie
county was dedicated.
A German minister has been holding
services at Abilene, his sermons being
given in his native tongue.
Augusta, Butler county, would, like to
secure the Christian college which is go
ing to be built by that church.
Abilene Reflector. The Baptist Sunday
school has recently ordered a new library
of instructive and interesting books.
There has been seven accessions to the
First Congregational church of Seneca,
Nemaha county, within the past month.
Chanute Times: The colored mission
ary Baptists of this place hold prayer
meeting every Sabbath morning at sun
rise. Abilene Chronicle: A Sunday school
was organized at the Jones school house,
in Flora township, last Sabbath, with
Parsons Palladium: We understand
that $200 was contributed at the Meth
odist church last Sunday towards a fund
to enforce the prohibitory law.
Lyons Democrat: During the electric
storm on last Thursday night the Evan
gelists church building at Alden was
struck by lightning and burned down.
This is a very serious loss to our Alden
Lawrence Herald-Tribune: Some quite
expensive repairs arenowbeing made or
the First Presbyterian church. The
walls inside are being newly frescoed
and the roof repaired and other changes
Leavenworth Standard: Father Dow
ney, now of the Holy Cross Mission in
Pottawatomie county, will probably be
given the pastorate of a new parish
church which Right Rev. Bishop F'v
contemplates building in South Leaven
worth. THE MOUTH OF THE WHALE.
A Wonderful Sieve of Gigantic Dimensions
In all the Greenland whales there are
no teeth in the lower jaw, while in the
upper jaw the teeth are replaced by those
unique horny flakes which go by the
proper name "whalebone," and are right
ly termed "baleen." In the seas which
are the resort of the Greenland whale
the great octopods which constitute the
chief foods of the cachalot can not exist,
and the only inhabitants of the water on
which the whale can feed are of very
small size. Chief among these creatures
is the odd little mollusk called Clio bore
alis, which seldom exceeds an inch in
length, and usually is much less. It is
evident that the narrow lower jaw of the
cachalot, with its great teeth set at some
distance from each other, would be use
less in the capture of such prey. It is also
evident that vast numbers of Clio wist
be taken in order to nourish so enormous
an animal. Therefore the structure of
the head must be modified as far as con
cerning those portions of it which are
used in the procural of food.
In the first place, the skull is exceed
ingly narrow and elongated. Next, the
cavity of the mouth must be greatly en
larged. The two halves of the lower jaw,
instead of being pressed closely against
each other, as in the Denticete whale,are
strongly bowed outward, much in the
form of a parenthesis (). Then the bones
which form the upper jaw, instead of be
ing depressed, flattened and projected
directly forward, are curved upward so as
to form an arch. Here, then, is plenty
of space, but as yet there are no means
of inclosing prey within it. The want is
supplied as follows: The lower jaw is, as
has already been stated, without teeth.
But from the upper jaw there issues a
series of long.horny plates,called "blades'
of "flakes," by the whalers. These blades
are comparatively short at the angle of
the jaw and at the end of it, and are long
est in the middle. In a fairly large whale
the central flakes will be about twelve
feet, in length, but in exceptionably fine
specimens thev are considerably longer.
For example, some flakes of baleeninthe
museum of Newcastle-upon-Tyne are six
teen feet in length, about a foot in width
and nearly two inches in thickness at tne
back. They always assume a slightly
wedge-like form, such as may be seen in
blade of an ordinary pocket knife, the
edge of the blade being directed inward,
and only the back being visible on the
outside. Like the horn of the rhinoceros,
the baleen is nothing but the aggregation
of hair, and if it be boiled for some time
and then beaten with a mallet, it can be
resolved into a mere tuft of bristles. In
its natural state the thin edge of each
flake, as well as the tip, is naturally
broken up into its component hairs, so
that it forms a sort of bristly tingewhich
lines the side of the mouth. There are
about 250 of these flakes on each side of
of the upper jaw, and they are set so
closely side by side that an ordinary
playing card can scarcely be inserted be
Thus we have the cavity of the mouth
inclosed within a vast triangular case of
baleen, the loose fibers on the interior
surface forming a far more perfect hair
sieve than can be found in the beet ap
pointed kitchen. This living sieve is of
such gigantic dimensions that, accord
ing to the sailors, a whaleboat would
be able to row in without the oars touch
ing the side of the mouth. As a rule,
we only know the baleen in its dried
state, and can, therefore, form but little
conception of it as it appears daring the
life ot the animal. It is then quite soft,
far more elastic than in the dry condi
tion, and not in the least brittle. If we
take a strip of dried baleen (such as is
beloved by milliners and hated by
physiologibte) and try to bend it double,
we shall find that it will crack at the
point of tension, and that its elasticity is
greatly vanished. Indeed, one of the
chief complaints against corsets is that
the "bones" are apt to give way. But,
during the life of the animal, the baleen
is as unremarkable as if it were made of
India rubber, and is nearly as flexible.
So, when the mouth of the Greenland
whale is closed, the baleen bends back
ward, the ends being received into a
deep groove. But as soon as the whale
opens its mouth the baleen springs for
ward by its own elasticity, so that it en
tirely closes the space between the low
er and upper jaws. It is a remarkable
fact that the whale cub, when first
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does not need it, milk being its food,
as it is that of all young animals. After
a while "milk" teeth appear, just as in
man. In due time they are absorbed,
but instead of being replaced by per
manent teeth, the plates of baleen are
substituted for teeth. There is one
point in the nourishment of the young
which ought not to be left wholly un
noticed. The baby whale must obtain
its food by suction, as in all mammals.
Considering, however, the pace of the
whale through the watert the usual pro
cess would be not only inconvenient,
but impossible. So the mother possesses
the power of violently forcing out the
milk, thus injecting instantaneously the
entire meal into the stomach of the
GRAND AKM PICKUPS.
Particulars Pertaining to the Posts.
A camp of the Sons of Veterans is to be
organized at Wellington.
a new camp of the sons of veterans ha
been instituted at Glasco, Cloud county.
Florence Herald: We are informed
that arrangements are being made to or
ganize a lodge of the sons ot vetrans in
Oswakee has been decided upon as the
proper place to hold the Jefferson coun
ty G. A. R. reunion this fall. Such was
the determination of Oikaloosa post.
Wichita Beacon: A resolution was
passed by Garfield post to attend the re
union at Topeka, that is as many of them
as can conveniently get away.
Reno poBt No. 83 of Nickerson is in
thriving condition and has quite a large
membership. S. C Brigham is poet
commander and H. C. Barrett is adju
tant. Clay Center Dispatch: Clifton had a
big picnic the other day under the au
spices of the G. A. R. About 1,000 per
sons were present. Clifton's soldier boys
allow no post to excel them.
I. E. King post No. 105 of Augusta
held an important meeting the other
evening and admitted several new
members, W. H. Morris is nost comman
der and E. J. Lepplennan is adjutant.
Sterling Bulletin: The grand army
boys are soliciting subscriptions for the
purpose of organizing a post banc" , They
are meeting with substantial success,
having over $300 already subscribed.
The Women's Relief Corns of Emporia
is in an excellent and thriving condition.
A large and constantly increasing mem
bership is reported, and the corps is a
vast assistance to the Grand Army in
performing their charitable works.
By the direction of the secretary of
var, for the words "desertion mark
qu;aty removed," used upon his business
card, J. Ambler Smith,attorney,of Wash
ington, D. C, was suspended from furth
er practice in the bureaus of the war de
partment. Centralia Journal: The soldier's re
union at Corning last Saturday was a
grand success. There was quite a crowd
present and everything passed off nice
ly. Sargent Frybarger, of Frankfort,
made an able speech. He is a fluent
speaker and depicted army life as only
a soldier and prisoner can. He made
considerable fun for the boys by telling
Beveral humorous stories.
Sedan Graphic: Last spring there was
amove set on foot to organize the ex
confederates in this county, and as we
have not heard anything about the mat
ter lately, we would like to inquire what
has become of it. If the boys could or
ganize and take part in the G. A. R. re
union at this place this fall, it would
make an interesting feature of our regular
reunions, and we can then have the inci
dents of the Rebellion from both sides of
Wamego Reporter: The following was
received by Geo. Trout, post commander
Wamego post, from the head of this de
partment: Geo. Trout, P. C, Wamego, Kaatas.
Comrade: Your officers' report for sec
ond quarter, 1885, just received. Allow
me to congratulate you, and throueh you
your poBt, No. 38, for your magnificant
showing. Not only are your reports cor
rect in every particular, but your's is the
only post so far reported which has clean
ed up its suspended roll by re-instate-ment.
Nobly done, You certainly are
all on the advance picket line.
I. N. Woodcock, A. A. G,
The post is making every effort to get
into their ranks all good" soldiers, and
when the reunion takes place at Topeka,
September 29 30 and October 1st, they
expect to be there in full force and take
an active part.
A Slaver's Base.
All the Year Round.
A good story is told of the flagship
Winchester, I think going out of Si
mon's Bay bound to the Mauritius, when
off Cape Hangklip. Late one afternoon,
a very rakish, suspicious-looking craft
was sighted, carrying an unusual num
ber of stay-sails, who, upon seeing the
man-of-war, hoisted Spanish colors and
her number in Marryatt's code, and re
quested to be reported. She passed
quite close, and was a passenger ship of
about 500 tons burden, for as she passed
them about a dozen ladies, in very smart
bonnets, veils, and parasols, were ob
served to come on deck and wave their
handkerchiefs with every demonstration
of cordiality to the officers of the flag
ship, bhe seemed to have also a largo'i
crew, ana was very clean and smart.
Suspicion was quite disarmed, and she
was logged as a passenger ship from
Manilla to Cadiz. The Admiral was
alone in his opinion that all was not
right, remarking that the ladies waved
their handkerchiefs uncommonly long
and vigorous to a mere passing ship; he
also thought the handkerchiei unusualy
large, and further, he mentioned that as
she passed, he was looking out the door
in the stern gallery, and a faint carious
whiff came down on the wind remind
ing him of something long past. He
could not remember for the moment of
what it did remind him; but it suddenly
occurred to him several hours after that
the faint, passing odor, as the strange
vessel swept by, recalled the smell of a
slave ship which he navigated into port
years before. And he was right This
same vessel was taken off 'the Havana,
on her subsequent voyage, and proved to
u&ve wen & npanisn snip irom Fernan
do Veloso river, in the Mozambique
channel, full of slaves for Cuba. Her
captain explained with delighted pride,
his meeting with the flagship off the
Cape, and how, seeing a large man-of-war
bearing down on him with the cer
tainty of capture, and no hope of escape
should the ship's character be known, he
adopted the clever expedient, doubtless
not for the first time, of dressing up a
number of their men in women's attire,
a ruse that was in this instance entirely
Tne Bagman's Story
Adapted from any English Magazine. i
- It was a cold winter's night in thb lat-terpart
iso, on second tnoughts-
ine Dumg wma came Howling across
the downs, and
Well at any rate.it was a nasty night.
And as the door of the cozy Red Lion
closed behind me,and shut out the bless
ed vision of purl and dog's nose and flip
and other beverages of English fiction
that sound a good deal better than they
taste, the night seemed to take on a
blacker cast in contrast with the comfort
Ay bagmen have noticed this peculiar
ity of nights.
I had a long journey before me, and in
the pockets of my trousers was conceal
ed the sum of 4,989,176 say four
thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine
pun seventeen and six. I had received
this fi om mine host of the Red Lion in
change for a 5,000 note, which I had
been obliged to tender in payment for
my last round, as I had nothing smaller.
Hence it was that, notwithstanding
the large amount of fluid courage I had
concealed beneath my waistcoat, I felt a
trifle timid. However, I buttoned my
great coat closely about me, and pushed
deviously out into the night.
My way lay through Sheepscott street
and Pie lane to High Horsebarn and the
Hennery, a lonely walk at all times, as
the reader knows, or will pretend to
rather than own to never having been
in Lunnon, and absolutely deserted at
this late hour.
I had gone perhaps half a mile when I
became conscious that I was being follow
ed. I stopped and peered into the dark
ness. An opportune flash of lightning,
revealed the dark and sinister features
of a man whom I remembered to have
seen in the coffee-room of the Red Lion.
We have taken the liberty of elimin
ating at the this point thirty-seven
sheets of MS., solely designed by the
writer to increase the amount of our
check, at regular column rates. Ed
I had reached the loneliest part of the
Hennery, and was congratulating myself
upon having eluded my pursuer, when I
suddenly beheld him standing directly
in my path. He held a large pistol in
each hand, and through the darkness I
could see his fierce eyes glaring into
mine. I had not time to speak or move
before he said:
"I beg your pardon, sir, but can you
direct me to a gunsmith's? I am a stran
ger in town."
I gave him the required informorma
tion, but my hair, which had been of
raven blackness when I left the Red
Lion, had become white as snow during
the fifty years that have elapsed Bince
St. Jamu's Gazette
It would be difficult to make any ap
pointments to the woolsack for which a
precedent could not be found more or
less closely in point. In fact, there is
the widest diversity in the "records" of
tne various occupants of that seat during
the present century. Two of them,
Erskin and Brougham, had held no
office under the crown before their
nomination to the highest post which a
layman can fill, though the former had
been attorney general to the prince of
Wales, and the latter had served Queen
Caroline in the same capacity. The
following had passed the grade of solici
tor general of England to that of at
torney general namely, Lord Truro,
Westbury, Chelmsford, and Selborne.
So had Lord Elden, Lyndhurst, Camp
bell, and Cairns, the fir t of whom, how
ever, was chief justice of the common
pleas at the time of his elevation to the
chancellorship, the second master of the
rolls, the third chief justice of the
queen's bench, and the fourth a lord
justice of appeals. Lyndhurst also pre
sided in the court of exchequer between
two tenures of the great seal, while
Campbell quitted the attorney general
ship to become chancellor of Ireland,
and was afterwards chancellor of Lan
caster. Lord Cottonham had been
master of the rolls; Lord St. Leonards
chancellor of Ireland; Lord Cranworth
a baron of the exchequer, a vice chancel
lor and lord justice; Lord Hatherly a
vice chancellor, and lord justice. Each
of the last four chancellors had likewise
discharged the functions of solicitor gen
eral. A Bad Mother's Good Children.
When the case of Mary Silk was call
ed in Justice White's court the most in
terested spectators were a little boy
about 7 years and a little girl a year or
two older. The woman had been dis
orderly and was fined $11 and costs.
The boy stepped up to the officer and
asked: "What are you going to do with
mamma?" "I am afraid they will have
to send her to the Bridewell unless you
can raise the $11 to pay her fine," was
the response. The boy looked up at
him a moment, while his under lip quiv
ered and his eyes grew moist. Then,
with an air of determination, he said:
"Come. Hattie, we'll eet the money." A
few hours later the lad came back to the
station and stood in front of the desk,
twirling his hat in his hand. "Well,
my little man," said the sergeant, "what
can I do for you?" "Please, sir, I come
to see if I couldn't get my mother out oi
jail," replied the urchij, as two big tears
roiiea down nis cheeks. "I've got $2.60
which was given to me; pieaae take it
and let me go in mamma's place. I
can't work as hard, but I'll stay longer."
With this the little fellow broke down
and commenced to sob. "Don't cry, my
lad," said Bailifl Kelly, who had over
heard the conversation. "I'll not send
your mother to Bridewell. I'd pay ten
'.lines myseir, nrst." xne omcers oi tne
station became interested in the poor
boy's manly bearing and his efforts to
get his mother released. Justice White
was seen and consented to suspend the
fine. The children were taken down to
their mother, who was told how they
tried to beg the money to pay for her
release. It was the one touch oi nature,
and mother, children and officers held a
little jubilee in the station! "A woman
with such children as yours ought not
to be here," said the bailifl. "No," was
the sobbing answer, "and she never will
Mr. James 8taten, of Orange county,
North Carolina, has a lemon which
weighs six pounds and ten ounces, and
measure twenty-five inches in circumference.
Have just received their Fall and Winter Stock of
Dry Goods and Notions
We Have the Largest and Best Selected Stock of
Caps,Gloves, Underwear Blankets
Come and Examine Our Stock,
WE ALSO HAVE THE MOST COMPLETE STOCK OF
lUXT THE CITY.
WE WILL NOT
100.000 FEET OF LUMBER
Go and Look Before Buying, for it is the
Best ever Brought to This
Plenty of Corn, Oats and General Feed. Best
of Coal always on Hand.
BIG REDUCTION IN COAL
Rock Springs Lump,
Rock Springs Nut,
CASH PAID FOR WHEAT AND'RYE.
Remember, that after January 1st, I will
Sell for Cash only. Don't forget it.
,.iif, F. O. ELLSWORTH.
TO THIS CITY.
No Trouble to Show Goods,
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